Staccato (police drama, starring John Cassavetes)

    (NBC Primetime, 1959 - 1960;
     ABC Primetime, 1960)

    [original series title: "Johnny Staccato"]

Theme: "Staccato's Theme"

    [ASCAP title variations:
     aka: "Johnny Staccato";
     aka: "Johnny Staccato's Theme;

     During the 1950s one of the styles for which versatile film 
     composer Elmer Bernstein became known was a symphonic jazz
     style with a bass ostinato (repeated figure) and brass bluesy
     melodies; He invented this genre with his film THEMEs for
     "The Man With The Golden Arm", "The Rat Race" and "Walk On
     The Wild Side"; so it was naturally to Mr. Bernstein that
     the producers of "Staccato" turned for such a distinctive
     sound for the opening and closing THEME of their TV series]

     Composer: Elmer Bernstein (ASCAP/BMI)

     1978 Publisher: [probably] Northern Music Company (ASCAP)

     2000 Publisher: MCA/Northern Music Company, Inc. (ASCAP),
                        of Los Angeles, CA
     Copyright Date:
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